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3S Swiss Solar Systems delivers first turnkey, semi-automatic PV production line


3S Swiss Solar Systems AG (Lyss, Switzerland), a global supplier of equipment for the production of solar modules, on November 20th, 2008 announced that it had handed over a semi-automatic production line to the Spanish company Eurener Energia Solar (Bigastro, Spain). This is the company’s first delivery after entering the business for semi-automatic production lines in March of 2008. "The new line is completely tailored to the specific needs of our customer", said Patrick Hofer-Noser, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 3S Swiss Solar Systems. "We plan and build our production lines in such a way that the module producers obtain the optimal degree of automation for their needs", Hofer-Noser added. Eurener Energia Solar, located in Alicante, Spain, has been manufacturing solar modules on a manual 3S production line since 2006. Read more...

Solar power plant by Conergy in Pennsylvania.

Conergy Group completes largest solar energy system on the U.S. East Coast


Conergy (Hamburg; Germany) and its subsidiary EPURON have announced the completion and sale of the Exelon-Conergy Solar Energy Center. The 3 MW PV project is located on the Waste Management G.R.O.W.S 16.5-acre landfill site just outside of Philadelphia. Conergy’s Project Group (formerly SunTechnics) provided design, engineering and installation for the system. EPURON provided financing for the project. Exelon Generation, LLC is purchasing the power and renewable energy credits through a long-term power purchase agreement, Conergy reports in a press release. This solar power plant due to Conergy is Pennsylvania’s first utility scale plant and the nation’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) generation project east of the Mississippi River. Read more...

BP Solar to stop PV production at Australian manufacturing plant


BP Solar (London, UK) on November 18th, 2008 announced that it will cease its production of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and panels at its manufacturing plant in Sydney Olympic Park (Australia) at the end of March 2009. The company is planning to focus its operations at larger scale plants in low-cost manufacturing countries in order to drive down the cost of solar power for consumers, BP Solar explains in a press release. BP Solar’s sales and marketing team in Australia will remain, but approximately 200 jobs at the manufacturing plant will be lost. Read more...

Kyocera announces construction of new solar cell manufacturing plant in Japan


Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), on November 14th, 2008 announced plans to build a new large-scale solar cell manufacturing facility. The new plant, located in Yasu City, (Japan) will become Kyocera Group’s largest manufacturing facility in Japan. The construction of the plant is scheduled to start in early 2009 to be completed by year’s end, with production planned to begin in the spring of 2010. Combined with Kyocera’s existing Yohkaichi plant, the new facility is expected to permit the company to more than double its annual production of solar cells, from this year’s projected output of 300 megawatts (MW) up to 650 MW by March 2012. Read more...

Enerqos and ESP introduce PV tracking system "Solar Totem"

Enerqos and ESP introduce PV tracking system "Solar Totem"


Enerqos plc, an Italian photovoltaic system and solar power plant construction company, and ESP, a company in the design and construction of metal structures for the photovoltaic sector, will be showcasing their new "Solar Totem" tracker at the PVTech 2008 exhibition, which will take place in Milan (Italy) from November 25th – 28th. With dual-axis handling and a remote control operating system, the Solar Totem du to the producers is one of the most advanced tracking systems available and will be presented to show attendees on the Enerqos stand. "We wanted to offer a unique alternative to existing market solutions", stated Fabrizio Piomboni, Director of ESP. Read more...

CPV system by SolFocus.

SolFocus announces concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV) with 25 % module efficiency


SolFocus, manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) systems headquartered in Mountain View (California), on November 13th, 2008, announced its latest concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) product named SolFocus 1100S. This new CPV system due to the producer achieves panel efficiencies of 25 %, resulting in systems that are capable to produce a high energy yield and density. EMPE Solar (Madrid, Spain), a SolFocus customer, is to deploy the new product in its recently announced 10 megawatt (MW) utility-scale project, the press release states. The project is expected to become the largest deployment of CPV technology in Europe. Read more...

EREC Technology roadmap 2020 launched: Renewable Energy Industry can deliver more than 20 %


At the EU's Presidency Renewable Energy Policy Forum on November 17th, 2008, an official event of the French EU Presidency co-organized by EREC and ADEME, EREC launched its Technology Roadmap showing a way how to reach the 20 % renewable energy share in final energy consumption by 2020. The roadmap by EREC, the European Renewable Energy Council, highlights the way the Renewable Energy Industry foresees to reach the 20 % renewable energy consumption target by 2020. The estimates given by the Renewable Energy Industry are based on a annual growth scenario for the different technologies. Some renewable energy sectors have developed much more ambitious projections showing that the European renewable energy industry could deliver much more than 20 %. Read more...

Polysilicon market to swing in the next years for the benefit of buyers.

Sellers’ market for photovoltaic raw materials to shift in buyers’ favor in 2009


Imbalances in the solar supply chain will cause the pricing for polysilicon to drop in 2009 and the following years, according to a press release summarizing a market forecast issued on November 12th, 2008, by iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, CA). The global supply of polysilicon, the raw material used to create photovoltaic (PV) cells, is expected to double in 2009, while demand could grow by only about 34 percent. Although the demand would still exceed the supply in aggregate in 2009, the sharp increase in supply could cause polysilicon prices to plunge in 2009, after having peaked in 2008. Read more...

Projected thin–film photovoltaic roof in Weihai.

Large a-Si thin–film photovoltaic roof to be built in Weihai, China


Weihai China Glass Solar Co., Ltd. together with its partner China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings Ltd. recently got the Bid for the photovoltaic roof project of Weihai Citizen Culture Center, the company reports in a press release. Due to CG Solar it is one of the important demonstrating renewable energy buildings which are supported by the Construction and Financial Department of China. The PV roof's size is 6,300 square meters, the capability is scheduled 270 kW and it will use 45 sets of KACO Powador 4501xi on-grid inverters. It is estimated that the annual output will be more than 320,000 kWh. Read more...

Checking of edge deletion of thin film modules.

German laser producer 4JET enters US thin film solar market


Germany based 4JET GmbH (Huckelhoven), supplier of laser processing systems for the thin film photovoltaic industry, expands into the US photovoltaics market. The first laser edge deletion systems as well as molybdenum processing equipment will be supplied to US customers before end of the year, 4JET announces in a press release. At the same time 4JET has initiated a sales and service cooperation for the North American PV industry. All4-GP Inc., located in Los Angeles will provide technical after sales and represent 4Jet in the USA. Read more...

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